Top 10 Things to Look For in a Wedding Pastor

The wedding pastor (or wedding minister or wedding officiant) is the one “vendor” who needs to be much more than a vendor to you and your partner. ┬áHe or she is going to provide very personal advise for your marriage and stand with you while you exchange your most intimate vows to each other.

So with that said, here are the top ten things you need to look for in a wedding pastor:

  1. Kind and gracious
  2. Warm and nurturing
  3. Competent public speaker
  4. Experienced in wedding ceremonies
  5. A “real pastor” not an Internet ordained “minister”
  6. Successful in his or her own marriage
  7. Open to your ideas
  8. Has many of his or her own ideas for you to choose from
  9. Will not make the ceremony about him or her
  10. Will make time for you to discuss your marriage not just your wedding